Call for Applications: Certificate in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement 2017-2018

May 12, 2017

All day


The Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety is currently accepting applications for the Certificate in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement 2017-2018.

The Certificate Course is aimed at clinicians and administrators whose work relates to patient safety or quality improvement, as well as senior trainees considering a focus on quality improvement for their careers.  The course consists of approximately 60 hours over nine months, covering core concepts in patient safety and methods of quality improvement, using a mixture of didactic lectures, interactive workshop-type sessions, workplace-based exercises and presentations by class participants.  One of the course objectives is applying concepts learned to a QI project, though having a QI project identified at the outset is not a prerequisite for participating in this program.

Participants will learn key concepts such as: 

  • Core definitions and epidemiology in safety and QI
  • Approaches to measuring healthcare quality and performance
  • Methods for assessing quality and safety problems
  • Quantitative methods: Run charts and control charts
  • Qualitative methods in safety and quality
  • Patient safety topics: (safety culture, human factors, incident analysis, communication and teamwork)CERT CIMG 4289
  • Patient engagement
  • Resource stewardship
  • Leadership (leading change, stakeholder engagement)
  • Health informatics
  • How to teach QI to others
  • Health policy and the clinical microsystem

Deadline for applications is May 12, 2017.

Please see for more details.


Lisha Lo Research and Education Coordinator University of Toronto Centre for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (C-QuIPS) Hospital for Sick Children 525 University Ave, Rm 630
416-813-7654 x228513
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